Corpse Flower Viewing is Botanical Craziness

I’ve done a lot of kooky things in my day, but waiting in a long line of other early-rising plant nerds to get a glimpse (and whiff) of a flower could top the list. The alert went out last night on the 10 o’clock news: The Corpse Flower at the Denver Botanic Gardens has started […]

Keeping All Moms in My Thoughts Today

Happy Mother’s Day 2011 My favorite Allan Houser sculpture at the Denver Botanic Gardens is this one called “Singing Heart.” I love everything about it. Houser completed this bronze in 1994 and it’s a wonderful example of what could be called “The Houser Style.” I appreciate the rounded form and wonder how he was able […]

Native Roots Spread at the Botanic Gardens

Following on the success of its Henry Moore exhibition, the Denver Botanic Gardens has staged another remarkable exhibit to introduce gardeners to the works of famed modernist sculptor, Allan Houser. I had the chance to get a sneak peek of the new Native Roots, Modern Form exhibition at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Friday morning. […]

Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens Blossoms of Light is on at the York Street location. Don’t miss this chance to see the gardens transformed into a fairyland decorated with one million sparkling lights. The show is every evening through January 2, 2011. Ticket information available at For a preview of what you’ll see, here’s a […]

Sneak Peek of New DBG Greenhouse Complex

Thanks to the Better Denver Bond Campaign–and Denver voters–the new Denver Botanic Gardens Greenhouse Complex is almost ready for its debut. This morning, the Gardens hosted members of the media to a sneak peek of the shiny new facility. The Denver Botanic Gardens Greenhouse Complex opens to visitors on September 4, but if you’re a […]

Denver Botanic Gardens at Night Slide Show

If you won’t have the chance to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens and its holiday light show, here’s a glimpse into the Blossoms of Light winter wonderland. John Pendleton captured these images using the night scenery setting on his camera and a tripod for each long exposure. Click on “view all images” to see the […]

Blossoms of Light Kicks Off Holiday Season

See the Denver Botanic Gardens in a whole new light and kick off the holiday season as the Blossoms of Light show returns to the York Street location this year. Last year the Denver Botanic Gardens was in the midst of its huge renovation project and the annual Blossoms of Light extravaganza was dark in […]

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